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Grammatical Roles and Relations : Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics - Frank Robert Palmer

Grammatical Roles and Relations

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1994
ISBN: 9780521458368
Number Of Pages: 276

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Frank Palmer's new book is a typological survey of grammatical roles, such as Agent, Patient, and Beneficiary, as well as grammatical relations, such as Subject, (Direct) Object and Indirect Object, which are familiar concepts in traditional grammars. A great wealth of examples is used to show that the grammatical systems of the familiar European languages are far from typical of many of the world's languages. Grammatical Roles and Relations will be welcomed by all those interested in language typology.

'A valuable source of information and examples...amply illustrated with examples of languages ... a comprehensive and systematic presentation'. International Review of Applied Linguistics

Introduction
Roles and relations
Accusative, ergative and agentive systems
Syntactic relations
Passive
Passive: related and problematic issues
Antipassive
Topic and inverse systems
Causatives
Glossary of terms
References and citations index
Language index
General index
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ISBN: 9780521458368
ISBN-10: 0521458366
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 2nd May 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45

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